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Re: FESCo meeting summary for 2009-06-26



Rahul, I question the point of ... making laundry lists of pros, cons, bugs 
of desktop X vs Y...  I'm sure folks can come up with a similar list of 
gnome (or other) related negative items, or kde-only features too but I 
question it's constructiveness.

My only comments here:

1.  The desktop spin *is* gnome for cryin out loud.  Seriously, common sense 
is just screaming in my head to call a spade a spade.

2.  A bigger question to me is what does it mean to be the "default" 
desktop.  All this "it's the default because..." comments make me wonder if 
folks are just grasping for reasons to justify the status quo.  Where or how 
is this documented anywhere?  If it isn't, shouldn't it be?

I'd love to be wrong, but I bet being able to make a compelling and 
definitive justification is going to be *hard*.

And, the answers to these questions will only get more important over time, 
it seems, as more and more viable alternatives arise (within Fedora), like 
sugar, XFCE, LXDE, etc...

Hopefully it won't end up being something like: "... because The Board or 
FESCo says so", which is fine... it's close to honest (as I see it), but 
would be largely unsatisfying.

-- Rex


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